Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/10/18
From Press Release
Princeton sophomore attackman Phillip Robertson’s career high was three goals – something he’d done three times – prior to the Tigers’ game against Siena Tuesday afternoon. He’d eclipse that just on goals assisted by Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) against the Saints.
Robertson – of St. Anne’s-Belfield (VA) and the Duke’s Lacrosse Club – went off for seven goals on just eight shots, including four assisted by Sowers (Mesa Lacrosse, Duke’s LC), to lead Princeton to a 17-11 win over Siena Tuesday in the first meeting ever between the schools. As for Sowers, he had an eight-point game of his own, with three goals and five assists, as he continues to make his way through the Princeton record book in just his sophomore year.
Senior goalie Tyler Blaisdell had a strong game himself, making 16 saves and allowing eight goals. He too is moving up the Princeton charts, and he now stands ninth all-time in saves with 485, just six behind Alex Hewit for eighth and 10 behind John Wright for seventh.
Princeton freshman defenseman George Baughan (Springfield-Montco, Phillie Elite/LB3 National) was a key for the Tigers, collecting two caused turnovers and five ground balls.
Princeton trailed 3-2 in the first quarter before scoring the final 10 goals of the first half. The lead grew to 11 at 15-4 midway through the third quarter.
Princeton is back at the .500 mark at 5-5 on the year heading into three straight Ivy League games to end the regular season, beginning Saturday at noon against Dartmouth.
* Robertson’s seven goals give him 23 on the season, tied for team lead with Austin Sims. Robertson scored six of his goals in the first half.
* Sowers became the eighth player in program history to reach 60 career goals and 70 career assists. He also has 41 assists for the season, equaling his total of a year ago and moving him within seven of the school single-season record. Sowers also has 144 career points, 18th all-time at Princeton, and 82 career assists, 10th-best in program history.
* Austin Sims and Riley Thompson both had a goal and three assists for four-point days as they both close in on 100 career points. Sims now has 73 goals and 23 assists for 96 career points, while Thompson is two behind at 94 career points (43G, 51A).
* For Sims, the three assists were a career high. He had four assists for his freshman and sophomore years combined.
* Chris Brown had three goals, giving him at least one in each game this year and running his season total to 17. Dawson McKenzie also scored twice for Princeton.